Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout recently arrived in Tempe, Arizona to prepare for the upcoming season. The duo is preparing for the World Baseball Classic, which begins on March 8. Trout will represent Team USA, while Ohtani will represent Samurai Japan.
The Los Angeles Angels will be hoping for more success than recently. Fans want to see these two together in the playoffs. Trout has only been to the postseason once in his career, while Ohtani has yet to make it to the postseason.
Considering they’re two of the best players in the game, it’s a little disappointing for the league that they keep missing the postseason. Fans want to see the best players when baseball starts in October.
“Baseball is back!” – exclaimed one fan.
“The world is healed,” tweeted another fan.
With two of baseball’s best players arriving in spring training, we are very close to the start of the new season. We’re still close to having meaningful baseball games every day for about six months.
This may be the best time for baseball fans. They will have spring training to watch, college baseball games to watch and the World Baseball Classic. It’s practically heaven for baseball fans.
The baseball universe is hoping for a Mike Trout-Shohei Ohtani matchup at the World Baseball Classic
How great would it be to see Mike Trout in the batter’s box against Shohei Ohtani on the mound? Well, that could potentially happen.
Now it won’t be easy as both Team USA and Samurai Japan will have to get out of their groups to reach the finals. If they can pull it off, we could see a Trout vs. Ohtani matchup.
But that is much easier said than done. The pool of talent across the WBC is insane. There are a number of teams that have the talent to make deep runs in the tournament.
The Dominican Republic team has a star-studded lineup, including Rafael Devers, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Juan Soto. They will certainly be one of the teams to watch out for.
Baseball purists, however, will be hoping Team USA and Samurai Japan make it through the tournament. Nothing would be more special than seeing Mike Trout face Shohei Ohtani. Every baseball fan in the world would listen to that.